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MTG: Music Director Bhaskar Chandavarkar Passes Away…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on July 27, 2009

Music Director Bhaskar Chandavarkar Passes Away…

July 27, 2009 4:41:13 PM IST
MTG (Mumbai Theatre Guide) editorial

Vijay Tendulkar’s GHASHIRAM KOTWAL, directed by Jabbar Patel was a landmark production in the history of Indian Theatre. Amongst the core things that people still recall about the production, was the music composed by Bhaskar Chandavarkar.

Bhaskar Chandavarkar
Bhaskar Chandavarkar

Well known musician and sitarist, Chandavarkar composed musical scores for about 40 films in Hindi, Marathi and Malayalam. He had even composed music for PL Deshpande’s Marathi adaptation of Brecht’s play, TEEN PAISHACHA TAMASHA.

Chandavarkar’s music compositions for offbeat films include Amol Palekar’s Aakrit and Jabbar Patel’s Saamna and Sinhasan. Chandavarkar taught music at the Film and Television Institute (FTII) in Pune, where he lived. He was known for his academic proficiency and was well-versed with Western music too. In 1988 he received the Sangeet Natak Akademi award.

He was 73 when he passed away on 26th July 2009 in Pune. He was suffering from cancer.

(Source: 07/27/09 – | Mumbai Theatre Guide)

Sakhya Re Ghayal Mee Harini – Samna

Lyrics – Jagdish Khebudkar
Music – Bhaskar Chandavarkar
Singer – Lata Mangeshkar
Actors – Nilu Phule

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